Sarah Dahl has been added to the teaching staff at St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. Dahl has been a violinist in the St. Cloud and surrounding area since she was 14, when she joined the St. Cloud Symphony. She also performed with the St. Cloud Orchestra as a soloist as a winner of the Young Artists Competition. She has played in orchestras from California to Washington D.C., and has appeared live on Minnesota Public Radio.
Dahl has studied at St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota and continuously seeks new avenues of learning. She has been teaching for almost five years and said she loves to be part of young minds absorbing music and is available to teach violin and viola. She has a young son named Oliver who is almost 3.
Dahl joins Bobbi French as the orchestral strings teaching staff at the Music Center. French has a bachelor of arts degree in music education from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. She has studied and performed on violin, voice and piano since her youth and has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and director of community ensembles and musicals. French’s goal is to teach students of all ages and ability levels to appreciate and create beauty in the world through music. She teaches strings and piano.
French’s lessons emphasize music theory, instrument technique, note-reading and sight-reading, ear training and musical expression. She is also the conductor of the Con Brio Orchestra and the Sforzando Orchestras at the Music Center.
St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts located on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (320) 632-0637 or visit www.sfmusiccenter.org.